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June 2, 2011

We're moving

maylfowerMonday is moving day for Dining@Large.

The dining blog will look different, and readers will interact with it differently. 

The blog will have a new name. Can you guess what it is?

You should know, though, that from Monday forward, readers will not be able to easily access the Dining@Large archives. That's my understanding at least. 

I am constitutionally change averse, but I am looking forward to this one. Really. I mean it. 

What I mean is I am trying to keep things in perspective. (See photo.)

More details to come. 

Update: Friday, 10:25 - the move has been delayed until mid-week.


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:33 AM | | Comments (9)


gore-lickin' good?

I wish! But we're getting away from blogs with names that are associated with a specific blog author.

Food for All!

gmta, MD. I thought of Dining for All. They said no. Then, I said, how about Dining for All! They didn't like it. So, I said, what if the name were Dining for All? Like a dog with a bone I am! .

I'm sure the name will be a lame pun of some kind.

Nevertheless, this format change will probably put an end to me reading this blog. The new format is terrible for readers.

But I'm sure the clicks you lose from your former readers will be made up by the additional clicks required to navigate the new format. And that's all that matters to some folks. Too bad you got caught up in it...

LMAO @ the picture, btw...

It still hurts that they snuck out in the middle of the night, all these years later.

Will it have a revolving sleeping pet of the day sidebar display? The WP has a cute animal on the web front every day; today they have two, Sun only has one.

I will raise a cute animal up the flagpole

Hey gang, turn that frown upside down. Change can be good. This will presumably erase almost all spam since it is damn near impossible to get the registration process top work without multiple tries.

Oh, who am I kidding. It will suck. The registration version doesn't work with Opera, my netbook browser of choice, so I would have to open a new browser every time I wanted a peak or a poke.

I love Laura Vozella's writing as caretaker of D@L and elsewhere. When I saw that she had a new blog glanced at it, found the format hostile and never went back. I looked at it again and noticed that almost all of the posts have zero comments.

The Tribune has made a shambles of everything they have touched from the Sun web site to the blogs and the other separate reader comment system. Remember the Mobbie Awards web site that took 3+ minutes to load on a fast connection? And then you had to reload it for every vote, so that if you wanted to vote in all the categories it would 4-8 hours of continuous effort?

The one thing I do know is that it is pointless to complain. This is a corporate thing and that's that.

Good one, Marty Katz! I've only lived in B'more for 11 years but it's long enough to have absorbed the whole Colts trauma almost as if my own.

Will the new name be "Food Trucks, Food Trucks, Food Trucks!!!"?

I suppose the new name should be something Sun-related, but perhaps very concete,given the fact that Baltimoreans were said to lead the nation in folks who ingested Sun Light lemon scented dish detergent mistaking it for lemonade...

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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